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At 7 years old, children in the Andes of Peru begin walking up to 8 hours daily to get to school...

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When they get to school, they are taught from a westernised curriculum which is irrelevant to their needs...

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Just the first of many obstacles which face a Quechua child growing up in modern Peru...

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In 2008, Amantani spoke with the parents from one school and decided to help them take action...

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Together we established 2 boarding houses, each for 22 girls...

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And then one for 20 boys...

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Our inter-cultural approach helps children take advantage of the modernisation of their district, rather than fall victim to it...

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"I'm happy in the boarding house because now I don't have to walk like before. I used to arrive home very tired and didn't have time to do homework."

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"Thanks to the project, everything has got better in my studies as well as other areas. I am not so shy like I used to be."

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"It is so unusual to find a project where the emphasis is on the locals making a difference for themselves."
Sally Woodford
DoItForCharity


Amantani's TEDx Talk

In this thought-provoking talk Fred Branson, co-founder of Amantani, invites you to re-imagine the relationship between the world’s so-called poor and those in a position to help. It’s time, he suggests, to move away from pity and assumptions of cultural superiority, towards reciprocal connections based on respect and mutual understanding. 

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